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Residents may face a second night without power in some coastal areas

AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 26, 2008, 5:00 p.m.— Central Maine Power Co. reports that it has restored power to 14,000 customer accounts as the company continues to repair damage from Tuesday’s storm. As of 4:00 p.m., approximately 19,150 customers remain without power, down from a high of 35,000 at the storm’s peak.

CMP workers have been joined by local utility contractors and arborists, as well as by crews from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, who began arriving in the state around four this morning. Additional personnel, such as safety specialists, supervisors, and assessors brought the number of personnel in the field to well over 500 workers.

The company will keep its crews working through the night, however, customers in many coastal communities east of Freeport whose service has not been restored as of 6:00 p.m. should be prepared for a second night without power. This advisory applies to the following towns:

Brunswick Service area: Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Bremen, Bristol, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Jefferson, Nobleboro, Newcastle, South Bristol, Southport, Topsham, Waldoboro, Westport

Rockland Service area: Belfast, Cushing, Islesboro, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Northport, St George, Stockton Springs, Washington.

Outages by service center are listed below. Each service center includes the town or city listed, plus a dozen or more surrounding communities:
     Augusta:  3,900
     Bridgton:  22
     Brunswick:  3,375
     Dover 45
     Fairfield 180
     Farmington:  150
     Rockland/Belfast:  11,475
     Total:  19,147



About CMP: Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site:
About Energy East: Energy East Corporation is a respected, super-regional energy services and delivery company serving about 3 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, Energy East will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve.